ZOTApro Environmental Protection Scholarship Program

ZOTA Professional Training offers this scholarship program to raise awareness about current environmental issues. This year’s scholarship focuses on the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. The RRP Rule is a national rule that applies to construction and renovation activity in pre-1978 housing, schools and daycare facilities. The rule requires Lead Renovator Certification prior to contractors disturbing lead-based paint in these older properties. The RRP Rule was implemented to help protect communities, especially children, from the dangers of lead-based paint poisoning through dust control during these types of projects.

To apply for the scholarship, write an in-depth essay on the following topic:

How has the RRP Rule impacted your life and affected your community? Has the RRP Rule been successful? Please explain. If not, what improvements could be made to help achieve success?